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Valve disease in pregnancy.
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PMID:  25037517     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Maternal cardiac disease is a major cause of non-obstetric morbidity and accounts for 10-25% of maternal mortality. Valvular heart disease may result from congenital abnormalities or acquired lesions, some of which may involve more than one valve. Maternal and fetal risks in pregnant patients with valve disease vary according to the type and severity of the valve lesion along with resulting abnormalities of functional capacity, left ventricular function, and pulmonary artery pressure. Certain high-risk conditions are considered contraindications to pregnancy, while others may be successfully managed with observation, medications, and, in refractory cases, surgical intervention. Communication between the patient׳s obstetrician, maternal-fetal medicine specialist, obstetrical anesthesiologist, and cardiologist is critical in managing a pregnancy with underlying maternal cardiac disease. The management of the various types of valve diseases in pregnancy will be reviewed here, along with a discussion of related complications including mechanical prosthetic valves and infective endocarditis.
Cara Pessel; Clarissa Bonanno
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2014-06-25
Journal Detail:
Title:  Seminars in perinatology     Volume:  38     ISSN:  1558-075X     ISO Abbreviation:  Semin. Perinatol.     Publication Date:  2014 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-07-19     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7801132     Medline TA:  Semin Perinatol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  273-84     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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